In the garden ...
It took me ages to get going yesterday but in the end it was a productive day from a decluttering point of view, even if I didn't manage to fit in another adventure. Five out of the seven buyers had paid so I packed up those items and took them to the local post office. I forgot that a lot of pensions are paid out on a Monday morning so it took ages - I waited in the car park until the queue cleared - and they've all been sent now. I'm hoping the remaining two will pay today so I can get those two packages out of the way as well.
H phoned to ask if I will let her have all of the items I'm setting aside for a charity shop donation as she will be selling at car boot sales nearer Christmas to raise money for the local hospice. I'm happy to do that so I spent a good part of yesterday morning looking for all the bits and pieces I can donate - two boxes so far but there's probably more to find. H will collect the boxes towards the end of the week, so that'll be another load of stuff to leave the house; interestingly most of my late partner's stuff has now gone and I'm now sorting through my own things, finding quite a lot that I no longer wish to keep.
The rest of the morning was taken up with Tesco's customer service as I hadn't received the refund for the order they cancelled on Sept 4th. I tried to phone but with no real luck but surprisingly an email received an immediate response, an apology, and an assurance that the money will be refunded straight away which in banking terms means between 3 and 5 days. I'll be keeping an eye on my bank account to make sure the money arrives as promised.
The style coach session was about cultivating confidence in yourself and in your personal style, and focused on dealing with the negative self talk that lots of people seem to do. I won't repeat the session here as it's pretty much covered in this article and there is plenty of information and suggestions on the internet if you are interested in reading more about the subject. Next session, or it may be next week, we move on to body types/shapes.
Today, the only thing in my diary is my second choice for the Heritage Open Days, this one is a visit to see Eyre Chantry Chapel in Bath. I'm aiming to get there at 10am when it opens as parking spaces are difficult to find in that part of the city but there are a couple of spaces right by the chapel so I'm hoping to get in there. Depending on the weather I may go down into the city afterwards for a wander round Sydney Gardens or the Royal Victoria Park, but it is forecast to rain so if it does pour down I'll be quite happy with just seeing the chapel and then coming home to the warm and dry! This was originally going to clash with my piano lesson but at C's request I've changed to have lessons on a Wednesday.
I'll continue with the decluttering when I get home.